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La Vie d'Adele wins at Cannes

A Cannes jury led by Steven Spielberg has chosen sexually-explicit lesbian love story La Vie d'Adele, or Blue is the Warmest Colour, as the winner of the film festival's prestigious Palme d'Or.

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Stars attend The Great Gatsby premiere at Cannes

The stars of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby have lined the red carpet in Cannes for the film's festival premiere.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby in Luhrmann's 3D extravaganza which also stars British actress Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher.

Actress Carey Mulligan who plays Daisy Buchanan poses with director Baz Luhrmann Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

The film, which is an adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's novel, opened the 66th Cannes Film Festival in the South of France.

Isla Fisher plays Myrtle Wilson in the film Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

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